1st Edition

The Handbook of Intergroup Communication

Edited By Howard Giles Copyright 2012
    410 Pages
    by Routledge

    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Handbook of Intergroup Communication brings together research, theory and application on traditional as well as innovative intergroup situations, exploring the communication aspect of these groups.

    The volume is organized into four domains – cross-disciplinary approaches to intergroup study; types/processes of communication between groups; communication between specific group types; and arenas in which intergroup communication takes place. Editor Howard Giles worked with an internationally-based advisory board to develop and review content, and the contributors included here represent those scholars doing innovative and well-regarded work around the globe.

    The "intergroup" umbrella integrates and transcends many traditional conceptual boundaries in communication (including media, health, intercultural, organizational); hence the Handbook will appeal to scholars and graduate students not only in the core area of intergroup communication itself, but across varying terrains of study in communication and beyond, including intergroup relations and social psychology.

    I: DIVERSE APPROACHES  Social psychological approaches to intergroup communication (IGC)  Sociolinguistics and intergroup communication (IGC)  Ethnographies and IGC  Discursive psychology and IGC  Sociological perspectives on IGC  Eclectic methodological and theoretical integrations  II: COMMUNICATIVE PHENOMENA AND PROCESSES  Accommodating and nonaccommodating messages  Language attitudes, nonverbals, and stigma  Hate speech and stereotypic talk  Powerful and silencing messages  Multilingual choices as intergroup  Terrorism as communication  Negotiating and reconciling intergroup conflict  Interethnic contact and peace  Intergroup e-communication  III: SOCIAL GROUPS AND COMMUNICATION  Between-genders communication  Communication between gays, lesbians, and straights  Youth-adult & younger-older adult communication  Communication between the generations  Interability communication: Physically challenged-able-bodied  Police-civilian interactions  Inter-gang rivalries, cliques, and social aggression  Inter-religious communication  IV: APPLIED DOMAINS AND COMMUNICATION  Health-related  Educational-related (incl. Greek & inter-discipline)  (Other) Organizational  The family as an intergroup arena  Sporting  Performing Arts (Music & dance)  Print media, TV, and the movies.  Epilogue


    Howard (Howie) Giles is Professor of Communication at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has served as Chair of the Communication Department and as the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Letters and Science. Prior to UCSB he was Chair of Social Psychology and Head of Psychology at Bristol University. His research interests revolve around the study of intergroup communication in different domains (interethnic, gay–straight, between-gender, physically challenged–ablebodied people), and his current interests focus on intergenerational communication and lifespan aging from a cross-cultural perspective.

    "The Handbook of Intergroup Communication provides the reader with a concrete understanding of intergroup communication. The book is not only awealth of information on the micro level but also an effective blend of applications that facilitate one’s understanding on the macro level; and it is both of these together that demonstrate the complexity of intergroup communication and its ubiquity in our society." -- Vann Morris, Journal of Communication


    "...The Handbook of Intergroup Communication provides a comprehensive and engaging account of this field of research. Moreover, the Handbook offers a good sense of not only where the field has been but also where it may be profitably headed." -- George B. Ray, Journal of Language and Social Psychology